• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Living History Programs

Living History Cannon Detachment
Living History Cannon Detachment
Photo Courtesy of Sam Andrews
 
Through the park's Living History program, presented every summer from the first week in June through the first week of August, rangers and volunteers offer demonstrations and interpretive talks of Civil War life, activities, and professions. Visitors are invited to watch artillery and rifle firings performed using the drills taught to the soldiers and sailors of the era, and listen and participate in various ranger programs presented throughout the park along the 16-mile tour.
 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Jefferson Davis served as a United States Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War, and war hero before being called upon to accept the Presidency of the Confederate States.